Repair or Replace?

When is it time to replace your air conditioning system? Here are four common indicators that repairing your old system is no longer the best option:

  • You’re continually experiencing breakdowns, and incurring mounting repair bills
  • Your AC unit is more than 10 to 15 years old (this is the average lifespan of an AC system in our climate)
  • Your AC operating costs keep rising
  • Your AC unit is noisy

Save Energy – Save Money

The average life span of older AC units is about 10 to 15 years. Vast improvements in energy efficiency have been made since that older unit was manufactured. If your current system is 10 years old or older, normal wear and tear cause your unit to work harder and consume more energy than it should to keep you comfortable. Current ENERGY STAR rated units can save you up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. Reduced energy consumption and cost savings alone are reason enough to consider replacing your aging system.

Safety First!

Running a faulty, aging air conditioning unit can end being unsafe. Frayed wires are a fire risk, and chemical leaks pose a health hazard for you and the planet. And if your ductwork is of the same vintage as your old system, chances are it is not only leaking, but also full of dust, mold, and other allergens.

Honest, Trustworthy Advice

Carr customers have relied on our expertise and honest advice for over 30 years. If a whole new system is unnecessary, then we will recommend repairs. If a replacement system is what is called for, you can trust our experts to provide the best options and recommendations on the ideal custom-designed heating and cooling system that will best fit the unique needs of your home or business.

Professional Design and HVAC Installation

HVAC installation requires a high level of skill, knowledge, and experience. Not only does the system design and construction need to comply with all applicable state and local building codes, but the final installation must also follow the manufacturer’s specifications to keep your warranty protected. And all components of the ventilation system – the ductwork, plenum, etc., must be sized and assembled precisely to assure proper airflow and avoid pressure problems that can cause excessive noise, condensation, and other issues. HVAC installation demands a licensed, trained professional like the ones at Carr AC.

As an EPA-certified company, we offer a full range of Energy Star products that can offer enhanced comfort while reducing your monthly electric bills. 

When the time comes to replace your current air conditioning system, count on the service professionals at Carr AC to design and provide HVAC installation correctly, affordably, and on-time. To schedule an appointment, call 727.447.7212 today.

Replacement Components & Related Products


Technology has advanced so much over the years, so it might be time to upgrade your thermostat. There are options now to connect to Wi-Fi from your thermostat and lots of other cool things. A thermostat is how we communicate with our HVAC system, and communication is key. We offer the latest digital solutions, so contact us today about your free estimate. 

Mini splits

Tired of the noise? Mini splits are a fantastic quiet alternative to typical bulky and noisy AC units. Mini splits are ductless units designed to regulate the temperature in every individual room in your home. Do you have rooms in your home that are seldom used? Why are you paying to cool them when you don’t need to? Mini splits provide you with the ability to turn the AC on or off and regulate the temperature in your home room by room. Call Carr Air Conditioning and heating today to find out more and determine if mini splits are a good solution for your home.

Heat pumps

This is the most common way Pinellas County residents heat their homes. When looking for an HVAC system to regulate the temperature and humidity in your home, either a heat pump or air conditioner will do the job. Both systems use compressed refrigerant to collect heat from one area and transfer it to another location. It is often thought that air conditioners cool a home by producing cold air, but the truth is they cool your house by removing heat energy from the home, pumping it away to a location outside the home. When in cooling mode, a heat pump moves heat from inside your home to an outdoor location. When they are in heating mode, the process works in reverse. If you look at the outdoor unit of an air conditioner and heat pump system, it would be very difficult to tell them apart. Minus a few technical details, heat pumps and air conditioners are essentially the same with no significant difference in operation, efficiency, or energy costs. An expert from Carr can help you decide whether a heat pump will work for your home.

Gas Furnace

Though a smaller percentage of Pinellas County residents heat their homes with a gas furnace, Carr has the experience and expertise needed to spec and install exactly what is needed for every unique circumstance. Carr is proud to offer industry-proven, reliable, and durable furnaces from Trane. Built to last, Trane furnaces have excellent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings and an industry leading reputation for quality.

Hybrid Systems

Often a hybrid system is the best solution, combining the best features of air conditioning with a gas furnace.

Whether purchasing a heat pump or a hybrid system from Carr, it’s a guarantee you will receive a safe and effective product that our experts have determined is an excellent solution for your specific situation. 

Protect Your Investment with HVAC Installation

Your new Carr AC system will be professionally designed and installed to provide you with years of worry-free comfort. 

To keep it running in tip-top condition, we strongly recommend commencing an annual service and maintenance program within the first year following its installation. This will keep your system working as efficiently as possible, saving you needless repair costs prolonging your HVAC system’s life.

Repair FAQs


Q: Does Carr charge for estimates on new HVAC installations?

A: Absolutely not! New install consultations and estimates are always provided at no charge from Carr.


Q: How should I shop for a new HVAC system?

A: Carr strongly recommends that you take the following steps before making a new HVAC system purchase decision:

  1. Get estimates from at least 3 local HVAC companies.
  2. Check out online customer reviews. You can learn a lot about a company from the things customers say about them, and how the company responds to any negative comments.
  3. Call at least 3 references. Would they choose this company again if they had it to do all over? Why or why not?

Q: What about maintenance?

A: For all but the most self-disciplined, handy customers, a reasonably priced, comprehensive maintenance program offers long-term assurance and peace of mind. In many cases, companies will build a maintenance program into your new HVAC package for a specified period, saving you worry, operating and repair costs down the road. You can learn more about a maintenance program from Carr here


Q: Is financing available for my new AC system?

A: Carr provides a host of financing solutions for our customers who choose to finance their new AC system purchase. Find out more about creative finance options here 

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